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Planning The Perfect Wedding

Just got engaged? It’s time to start the wedding planning.

No matter if you are planing to get married in Somerset, Kent, Bexley, Warwickshire or Aberdeen we cater for most newly engaged couples who just got engaged, the world of weddings is full of infinite possibilities. They have so many different ideas about what type of wedding they will have, what they will wear, where the event will be held, who will be on the guest list and so forth. Most are excited and just can’t wait to start the planning. However, it is only when they actually sit down and start with the actual planning do they realize how difficult planning a wedding can be. One of the hardest parts of planning a wedding is making decisions. 

Making the decisions pertaining to your wedding becomes easier if you understand that there are certain things that are essential to your wedding and that there are certain things that are just nice to have. 

Essential # 1: The People

People are essential to any wedding – the bride, the groom and their family and friends. A wedding cannot take place without these parties. Directly related to the people are what they wear, what they will eat, where they will sit and how they will be entertained. Essential to the bride and groom is choosing the right clothing (the perfect wedding dress / suit in the perfect color combination) and (the rings, earnings, necklace, shoes etc). If the people partaking in the wedding and those invited to the wedding are well catered for and taken care of, you can be sure that you will have a successful wedding.

Essential # 2: The Planning

The planning of a wedding is of utter importance. A proper wedding planning will definitely increase your chances of having a successful wedding. It is advisable to hire a wedding planner to help with your wedding planning. You may not have the knowledge, experience or time needed to properly plan your wedding but with her by your side bringing to life all the ideas that you have in mind for your wedding, you can be sure that you will have a successful wedding. Please note that in order for the wedding planner to do a great job and ensure the success of your wedding, you need to clearly express your preferences to the wedding planner. If you do not clearly express your preferences, the wedding planner might end up doing that you do not like. 

Essential # 3: The Financials

Planning the financials surrounding a wedding is one of the most essential factor to having a successful wedding. If you are able to properly manage your wedding budget, you will definitely have a successful wedding. It will help you to remain realistic and plan a wedding that you can afford. Below are some tips to help you with all of your wedding.

Tip #1: Determine your wedding budget

One of the first things that you need to do is to determine how much you can and is willing to spend on your wedding. When setting your budget, you should be realistic. Depending on your wedding budget, you may not have all you want to have at your wedding. There is nothing wrong with that. As stated before, some things are “must haves” while others are “nice to have”. When determining your budget, start of with the “must haves” and once you have included them in your budget, you can move on to the “nice to have”.

Tip # 2: Manage your wedding budget as a team

It is very important that both the bride and the groom are in agreement of the height of the wedding budget and what it will be spent on. You should both be comfortable with it otherwise, you may find yourselves in a tough situation later on that can lead to unnecessary stress.  

Tip # 3: Get professional assistance if necessary

You may not have the relevant knowledge or experience to properly manage your wedding budget. In addition, you may not have sufficient time to manage your budget. The process of managing your wedding budget is a constant one. It should be constantly updated to ensure that you do not go over budget. In such cases, the best way to ensure that you stay on track where you budget is concerned is to hire a professional wedding planner to assist you.

Tip # 4: Where possible do it yourself

One of the best way to control the cost aspect of your wedding is to do certain things yourself. You will most likely not be able to do all aspects of your wedding yourself but there are certain things which you can do yourself which will help you to save money. 

Planning The Perfect Wedding

Planning The Perfect Wedding


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